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Is Milk Bad For You? What 30 Studies Have to Say

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Is Milk Bad For You? What 30 Studies Have to Say

According to some, drinking milk can cause all kinds of health problems, but is it as bad as people claim? Listen to this podcast to find out…

For years, milk has been touted as one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

It’s packed full of protein, calcium, and other nutrients, and it’s delicious to boot.

It’s also hugely popular among bodybuilders and people just generally interested in improving their body composition.

If you go asking around the gym for the best way to gain muscle and strength as quickly as possible, it won’t take long until you’re told to just lift heavy weights and drink a gallon of milk per day.

(The heavy weightlifting is a great idea, but the “GOMAD”? Not so much…)

Recently, though, milk has come under heavy fire from the health “gurus” of the world who not only question its nutritional value, but go as far as labeling it a poison responsible for all kinds of disease and dysfunction.

Drink milk, they say, and thanks to the lactose, pus, blood, hormones, and other “unhealthy” substances it contains, you’ll be more likely to gain weight, weaken your bones, and even get cancer and die.

Many of the people making these arguments seem to have logic and science on their sides, too.

Maybe they’re right? Maybe milk isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? Maybe we’d all be better off without it?

Well, as you’ll soon see, although the case against milk can be made to sound convincing, it’s based on trumped up charges.

When you analyze the bulk of the research, which we’re going to do in this podcast, the takeaway is clear:

Milk is not a magic bullet for bone health, muscle gain, or general wellbeing, but it doesn’t deserve condemnation, either, and you probably don’t need to stop drinking it.

Let’s find out why, starting with square one:

What is milk, exactly?

Would you rather read about whether or not milk is bad for you? Then check out this article!

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